I've had a pin for this paper bag wreath in the back of my mind for quite a while now. I like how simple and elegant it is, and it looked extremely easy to make. And it was!
Here's what you'll need and how to do it:
- Grapevine wreath
- 1 large paper bag
- Paints/brush (I used tempera, since I had those on hand, but those small bottles of acrylic would be perfect)
- Template for leaves (I used cookie cutters, but you could print out a leaf silhouette online, or trace an actual leaf or just make it up. The oak leaves on my wreath are freehanded).
- Floral wire
- Ribbon (optional)
|ignore the glue. I thought I was going to use that instead of wire|
Cut the bottom off of your bag, then cut it on the side to make it a flat piece of paper to work on.
Paint your bag. I wanted to use 4 colors (green, red, orange, yellow, though I wish I had had some gold paint too) so I visually divided the bag into 4 sections.
Trace your leaves onto the paper.
Cut a piece of wire about 3-4" long. Then adhere it to the back of the leaf with tape.